supporting fairer access to health, employment and other agendas for ethnically diverse communities across Renfrewshire
IN-Ren (Integration Network Renfrewshire) is a forum ensuring that ethnically diverse communities’ voices are being heard and involved in local services and decisions. IN-Ren has also been informed by the Black Lives Matter movement and health inequalities highlighted by the pandemic.
If you are from a Black, Asian, or minority ethnic background and live or work in Renfrewshire, then you are invited our next meeting. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the next meeting.
All you need to bring is a willingness to share your thoughts and experiences of life in Renfrewshire, as well as an enthusiasm for making suggestions for positive change and improvement.
IN-Ren Race Equality Toolkit
The IN-Ren Race Equality Toolkit aims to support employers and practitioners in Renfrewshire to better understand the barriers faced by ethnically diverse communities when accessing services and employment.
The toolkit also aims to inspire action and inform learning to promote race equality. It contains critical strategies, information and resources that practitioners can use to support conversations and combat discrimination and exclusion based on race. Each section highlights practical steps, small changes, top tips, links and references for further reading. As such, we intend to develop and update the toolkit over time and would welcome any feedback you may have on it.
For more information click here
SAMME Respect and Recognition Awards 2022
IN-Ren members and Engage attended the inaugural SAMME Respect and Recognition Awards 2022 on August 31 2022, as one of the sponsors of the event. The Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE) is a nation-wide organisation led by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) education professionals. The first ever Recognition and Appreciation Awards provides an opportunity to acknowledge and applaud the commitment, efforts, progress, achievements and triumphs of individuals, groups and organisations across minority ethnic communities in Scotland. These ‘unsung heroes’, particularly young people, parents, carers and educators who motivate social justice and challenge inequality are at the heart of SAMEE and the Recognition and Appreciation Awards.
For more information see video (in Urdu and English).